Q: My lips are sensitive and get itchy when I apply lipstick or lip balm. Are there any lip treatments or balms that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin?

A: It sounds like you have allergies, so try hypoallergenic beauty products on your lips. Dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, MD recommends Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20, which comes in a few light shades to give your lips a touch of color while protecting and treating them. Other brands that specialize in hypoallergenic beauty products are Perricone MD and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. If the reaction to different cosmetics persists, consider seeing your dermatologist to test which ingredients you should avoid.

Q: I’m new to makeup and have chronically dry lips. When I apply lipstick, it always gets clumpy and bleeds outside the natural lines of my lips. How can I get the perfect lipstick application?

A: Start with a lip moisturizer like Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm because dry, cracked lips won’t hold any color. Wipe off any extra balm with a tissue. To prevent your lipstick from bleeding, apply a lip pencil like Colorescience Lip Pencil in Coral, a pretty coral pink for summer, around the shape of your lips. You can also use an invisible lip liner like Too Faced Borderline Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil in Clear, which works with all lipstick shades. Then, apply your preferred lipstick. Try a hydrating variety like Anna Sui Limited Lipstick in 03-Creamy Coral Pink. Use a lip gloss to give your lips an alluring shine, or blot with a tissue for a matte finish. Finally, dab some concealer around your lips to prevent any bleeding. And remember – practice makes perfect!

Q: I’ve had a few tiny, hard bumps on my lips for the last few weeks. I’ve been applying lip balm, but they haven’t gone away. What could be the problem?

A: The small bumps you describe could be the result of an allergic reaction to a particular product you’re using, the effects of sunburn or just dry skin. Try consistently applying gentle and natural lip balm like Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Caudalie Lip Conditioner. Don’t pick at or peel the bumps – this could cause infection or cold sores. To speed up the healing process, use a gentle lip scrub like Laura Geller Beauty Lip Strip Cooling Sugar Scrub. However, the bumps could be a symptom of a larger problem. If they don’t go away in another week or so, you should see a dermatologist to rule out any underlying health conditions.

Q: I’m looking to stock my built-in RV bathroom with posh products. Can you recommend some?

A: Whether at home or in the woods, it always feels good to have extravagant hand soap. Try one with a refreshing and mood-elevating scent such as NEST Fragrances Liquid Hand Soap in Orange Blossom, a unique formula that nourishes skin with natural plant extracts.

Q: My skin is dry and fair, but I’ve had a hard time finding a bronzing stick that looks natural. Can you recommend one that will blend well into my skin without an artificial shimmer?

A: Creamy, natural looking bronzers can be tricky to find. It’s particularly important to select one that won’t have a drying effect on already parched skin. Vincent Longo Hydro Stick in Gold Solare is a refreshing, water-based formula that’s highly pigmented for a long-lasting beach glow. Plus, this bronzing stick is a snap to use at home or on the go.


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Summer’s here, bringing with it warm nights and humid days. Spring’s pollen-heavy winds are out the door, but they may have left chapped lips in their wake. Whether your climate is dry or humid, lips can get chapped and burned in the sun. Although it seems like getting perfectly moisturized lips is an impossible – and expensive – goal, there is an alternative to expensive treatments. Check out this list of DIY lip balms, treatments and natural products to help your lips look lovely this summer and throughout the year.

RV Camping Skincare and Beauty: Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Luxury and StyleRV Camping Skincare and Beauty: Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Luxury and Style

Knowing how to enjoy the great outdoors in luxury and style isn’t always easy. Since the ruggedness of tent camping certainly isn’t for everyone, the demand for posh RV journeys is on the rise. Read on for expert tips on how to glam up your RV adventure into the wild and you’ll never look at nature-inspired excursions the same way again.

Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014Beat the Summer Heat: The Top 5 Most Soothing Moisturizers of 2014

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Summer is the time to relax, let go and embrace your natural beauty. But in between the BBQs, ball games and trips to the beach, there may be little time left to deal with seasonal beauty challenges. From greasy skin to lifeless locks, here are simple ways to survive summer’s worst hair and skin care struggles.

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Summer is officially here, and for many that means long, lazy days spent lounging by the water. But every bathing beauty knows that the sun’s heat can leave even the healthiest hair and skin feeling lackluster and dehydrated. To maintain moisture and shine, a good defensive strategy is a must – check out our simple how-to guide to maintaining a fresh summertime glow.

Beauty Handbooks

Hot Weather Beauty Handbook: Sun-Proof Skincare Tips, Makeup & Fashion. Tired of melting makeup, limp locks and the dreaded sunburn? Keeping your hair and makeup looking fresh isn’t easy in the midst of a heat wave, but with the right guide book, you can bring the fun back into your summer beauty regimen. Read on for articles on hot-weather skincare, trendy fashion advice and sun-safe beauty tips.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Office Beauty Handbook: Skincare Guide to a Professional Appearance in the Workplace. The key to professional success isn’t just credentials and job performance. Confidence and presence are essential factors in helping you achieve your goals in the workplace. And whether you’re a makeup maven or a minimalist, creating an office-appropriate look is the first step to exuding inner confidence. Get tips on polishing your appearance to make the right impression with our complete Office Beauty Handbook, featuring articles on everything from looking your best for an interview to unwinding with some post-work pampering.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

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